Erwann Loison

Lives in middle of nowhere
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Joined on Sep 2, 2014
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On a photo in the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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Strolic Furlan: Squirrel love <3

same

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 15:42 UTC
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Erwann Loison: seeing how clean the high ISO images are, this 12mp camera could easily replace some 24 or 30mp ones in some scenarios. After all 4240 x 2832 is not all that bad. Clean output is easier to upscale.

@s1oth1ovechunk but it changes the number of photons per pixel, which has a great impact noise. Anyway, all I wanted to say is that EVEN for stills, 12mp is far from ridiculous in many situations where low light performance is key. If I could afford to have 3 bodies, I would definitely consider having a high resolution, a normal resolution, and a 12mp low light performer for stills.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:34 UTC

seeing how clean the high ISO images are, this 12mp camera could easily replace some 24 or 30mp ones in some scenarios. After all 4240 x 2832 is not all that bad. Clean output is easier to upscale.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 15:40 UTC as 44th comment | 7 replies
On article Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap (682 comments in total)

Canon still has unknown and numerous ways to screw this up, so all the praise seem a bit early to me. Hope it is the camera it claims to be though...

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2020 at 18:14 UTC as 92nd comment

That is all very good news, for once.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 14:41 UTC as 17th comment

Apple is full-steam on being politically correct to the extreme, more so since Cook. Politically correct being an understatement. This do-not-offend-anyone BS is building a weak and pathetic society.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 10:38 UTC as 11th comment
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Thomas Rose: Canon has done everything people asked for: twin cards, IBIS, improved control layout, deeper grip and high frame rate. We know the AF is excellent and I expect it is going to be very high res and with decent weather sealing ...

... and still people are complaining. What does Canon have to do?

Funny how some people have faith in brand x or y. I have faith in none, they'll all try to maximize profit and that will always come at my own expense in a way or another.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 16:53 UTC
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FoxShutter: These mirrorless cameras getting bigger and bigger every new release. It defeats their primary purpose - smaller size and lightweight. Also the lenses are really big . I’d prefer the 1DX III over this new Canon and, actually any mirrorless. Maybe a bit more weight , but not critical anymore. This new Canon looks flimsy in comparison and I am sure is lacking many of the buttons and functionality of the 1D iii. The redial value also won’t be great comparing to 1D series.

mirrorless has never occured to be about size to me.
what I expect from mirrorless is a better AF coverage, better low light AF, global electronic shutter so it's dead silent and accurate exposure preview before even taking the shot. The camera size needs to be what it takes to be a comfortable enough tool to use. Some shrinking is possible but too much makes the tool ridiculously odd to use.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 11:40 UTC
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Thomas Rose: Canon has done everything people asked for: twin cards, IBIS, improved control layout, deeper grip and high frame rate. We know the AF is excellent and I expect it is going to be very high res and with decent weather sealing ...

... and still people are complaining. What does Canon have to do?

It's Canon, they deserved all the bashing, let us enjoy bashing the king.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 11:37 UTC

Someday this ad bubble will burst in blood and tears

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 20:20 UTC as 12th comment
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (416 comments in total)
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Marcus Sundman: C1 has tons of ridiculous limitations. For example, you can't select and copy metadata text. You can't name a smart album something like "45mm f/1.8" (because why would a photographer ever want to use "/" in a description, right?). If you have a mix of JPEG and JPEG+RAW images you can't import the best format in any way except by going through each picture manually. If you make a filter for, say, lens, then it's not even smart enough to suggest the lenses used in the current catalogue/session. If you use different names in the catalogue you can't change the extension. Also, the denoising is quite crappy. Not as bad as lightroom's, but nowhere near the power of, say, DxO PhotoLab.

So, although C1 is better than lightroom it seems to be designed to fight against you every step of the way, making your job as difficult as possible.

The forward slash is a forbidden character for filenames in both windows and linux for food reasons, it's not a C1 thing. I think MacOS allows it but C1 on MacOS (if it doesn't let you use it here) might just use the same conventions from OS to OS because why add more hassle. Software development is stupidly annoying as is with the characters encoding sometimes.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 23:54 UTC
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lazyhusky: Flickr is struggling on whether they want to be a photography community or a storage site. I personally find Flickr to be invaluable when doing research on lenses and film stocks. Couldn't care less for their storage platform, remove it if it's losing money.

It has the potential to become a more photographer centric platform - if only they curate their content a bit more. Search and explore is still crap, lens groups should be standardized. And again with rubbish content, they should have options to filter out non-photography related uploads.

I decided to sub for a year after the CEO email from last year in hope that the last photographer-centric site could last a while longer, there is currently no substitute for me.

Ironically, I'm pretty sure Flickr displaying exif data is one of the reasons they don't attract as many people as they would like to.
I see many pro accounts carefully ripping off exif data, because after all they are selling a product, not how it was made. In every business the recipe is not something you want to disclose.
On the other side of the irony, I'm sure this exif thing is one of their strongest point. Unfortunately for them, I'm pretty sure (again) that is mostly appeal to amateurs and hobbyists like me.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 17:51 UTC
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luigibozi: They should design some questions regarding what (potential) subscribers want from Flickr as a photo platform, submit them to dpreview for tuning with the users here (yes, the questions), and then post a voting (similar to "best camera of the year"), advertise it everywhere, and let us vote.
Then take a look at the results of the vote. So I'm not saying that Flickr should do as we vote here, but they could get a li'l bit of feedback.
(e.g. I wouldn't pay/be a subscriber, but I understand a profi guy who needs their photos to be online and is ready to pay for this.)

As a hobbyist, the only feature I would want them to offer is for my visitors, family and friends to be able to order a print on their own without me having to lift a finger. But that's SmugSmug's business now.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 17:48 UTC

I don't have much faith Flickr will stick around and I don't think it's as much for its losses than its business model and new owner.
Flickr has very intense feel of the old internet, community-based and almost "nice spirit" in it. Those days are gone. Everyone's paying the bill for the "free" internet in every type of use.
In the end, this process will cut through the unavoidable services and the disposable ones. Flickr definitely is in the disposable ones category.
It's a pity they never considered to improve, in their flickr way, the printing service.
I just discovered PicFair (yeah I'm slow) and I just love the concept, a whole lot more than SmugSmug fixed monthly/annual fee.
I wish Flickr did that a few years ago, I'm sure quite a few people would have loved it.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 17:42 UTC as 28th comment
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cdpavletic: I really like flickr... but i used to pay 45USD for 2 years!! now,one month ago i was charged 100usd for 2 years, and they are going to raise even more.

it's still ok for me if they add some more features, otherwise i see very dificult for flickr to survive

It's entirely possible everything we are told about Flickr is BS and just to prepare people for the shutdown. I don't see why SmugSmug would want to keep flickr alive.
I don't think either that despite expensive, Flickr's cost is in the tens of millions per year (unless like someone pointed out, they're quite late on their loans and are piling huge interests).

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 17:36 UTC
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Tester_v: It is just greed, it was free for years and it was running ok. Now even with the subscription it "loses money" and needs to increase the fee. Probably owners of the Flickr need to buy one more private jet.
There is no way in hell I'll pay for the service that uses may own data for free!!!

Most of what used to be free in the "early" internet days, were free for you and me but a massive cost for the people trying to create a business around new technologies.
Remember when Google acquired youtube, youtube was operating at 1M loss each month (or about that if memory serves me well).
Businesses on internet that have nothing palpable to sell, just entertainement or "social" networking are nearly always being created knowing they'll lose massive money and for an unknown period of time.
Selling data is unfortunately the easy way out.
But I'm definitely expecting some kind of ad-market collapse at some point, I think it's a vastly inflated bubble. There is just to many things happening only through data selling. That's too much money. I don't think internet ads, even the most cleverly disguised ones, are generating as much money as they cost.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 17:33 UTC
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Xavios: It is a website. How on earth can it lose "tens of millios a year"??

Storage is one thing but bandwidth is another.
I guess a vast majority of the traffic is from visitors and free users in general.
When you start getting in the GB or TB of content delivery and millions of http requests each day, costs can quickly pile up.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2020 at 13:35 UTC
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J A C S: "using the full width of the sensor at 4K/60p or 4K/24p"

Which one where? Motion looks too choppy.

Agreed.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2020 at 23:46 UTC
On article Canon shows off new concept cameras at CES 2020 (174 comments in total)

the steadiness with which canon has been showing its userbase what it didn't ask for and other people what they don't care much for in the last few years is truly remarkable.
I know it's easy to rant, and that's why it's so enjoyable.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2020 at 08:13 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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Veselin Gramatikov: Great 0.00000001% of the camera market folks are happy now.

They can't satisfy the others yet so it makes sense they do whatever they can with what they have at hand, but yeah...
I'm sure some will say there is a careful logic behind Canon's recent disappointments and when they catch up they will do it with panache but in the meantime...

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 23:45 UTC
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